The Officer Breann Leath Maternal Child Health Unit, located at the Indiana Women’s Prison, was named after an IMPD officer and former correctional officer who lost her life in the line of duty.
In March 2008, the Indiana Women’s Prison implemented the Wee Ones Nursery (W.O.N.), a voluntary program available for pregnant offenders who met eligibility criteria. The intent of the W.O.N. program is to provide parenting education and to ensure quality time to strengthen the mother-infant bond during the initial months after the infant’s birth. The W.O.N. program is modeled after a similar program in Ohio. Mothers and their babies have private rooms in one housing unit. A small cadre of trained nannies from the offender population also live on the housing unit, and assist the mothers in caring for their infants while the mothers attend classes, counseling appointments, and/or similar obligations. The program also included ongoing training of the mothers in child development and attachment. In 2021 the Wee Ones Nursery program was changed to Officer Breann Leath Maternal Child Health Unit as a dedication to the fallen officer.